You’ll find beauty in the world if you’re willing to change your outlook

Anna is a cashier at a local supermarket, she sleeps alone in a noisy block of flats and drifts through her drab daily routine. The one thing that makes her feel alive is ‘Cosmic Candy’, a potent version of Space Dust/Pop Rocks that sends its user into a dreamlike, hallucinogenic state.

One day, her neighbour’s daughter knocks at her door, her father is missing and she needs companionship and care. Under normal circumstances, Anna may have ignored this cry for help, but on the cusp of losing her job, she accepts a chance for change.

The film has a punchy colour palette and fantastic production design that is a credit to this first-time director. Dragasaki, crafts surreal atmospheres that alternate gracefully between sombre reality and a mind-bending space of childlike imagination.

Refreshing lead performances and a groovy, hypnotic score, COSMIC CANDY is the kind of endearing comedy that we need right now, something optimistic and hopeful. It’s also a tale of female friendship and maternal bonding featuring a very catchy song about French toast.

9.00 PM, WED 9 DEC 2020

Dir: Rinio Dragasaki
Country: Greece
Language: Greek(English subtitles)
Year: 2020
Runtime: 100mins